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Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Global and Engagement

Job no: 850027
Campus: Mt Helen Campus
Categories: Professional/General, Academic, VET
School/Area: Exec & Other Groups

  • Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President – Ballarat Campus
  • Full-time, fixed-term appointment for five years
  • Attractive remuneration package

Federation University is driven to make a real difference to the lives of every student and to the communities we serve, and we are proud to stand apart from our competition. We live our regional mission and take our expertise to other parts of Australia and internationally.

In 2020 we received more five-star ratings in the Good Universities Guide than any other Australian university. We are number one in Australia for first in family learners, demonstrating our focus on the student experience. With six campuses across Victoria and a growing campus in Brisbane , we have more than 24,000 students and over 1,400 fixed-term and continuing staff. Our six schools offer an array of well-designed programs and courses carefully structured to meet the demands of our students.

Within the success of the University’s integrated strategic plan ‘Transforming Lives and Enhancing Communities’, Federation is committed to making gender balance a sustainable reality and Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Duncan Bentley, invites suitably qualified candidates to join the executive team in a newly created role, as Deputy Vice-Chancellor Global and Engagement (DVC, G&E).

This internally and externally facing position will be responsible for leading the University’s global expansion and comprehensive domestic and international engagement activities, including establishment and oversight of new business and delivery opportunities.

This executive position leads the Heads of Campuses, International and Advancement teams, to deliver the global and engagement strategies, and will have a major external focus to lead the establishment of new business and delivery opportunities through engagement with government, industry and higher education institutions in the region, domestically and globally to deliver on the strategy.

The successful candidate will collaborate well in a team environment and demonstrate a strong track record of leadership, academic and management experience, and integrity within and outside of the university sector.

For a confidential discussion, please contact:

Kristie Husk, Manager, Talent and Employee Experience

(03) 4313 7945 or

Please apply by 6 December 2020.

Interviews for this position will occur week commencing 14 December 2020.

To view the position description and candidate information, please click here:


Federation University is committed to driving progression towards gender equity and ensuring the diversity in our organisation is balanced at every level. 

Pursuant to a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), we will only consider applications from suitably qualified women (including all people who identify as women) for this position.

A workplace for remarkable people

For 150 years we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.
We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the regions in which we operate. From our academic and research staff to those committed to enhancing the student experience, we are all part of a collaborative culture that inspires the highest levels of excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. We are proud of our SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in 2019 for recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women and trans and gender diverse individuals in STEM disciplines in higher education and research.

At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. Federation University acknowledges that diversity – having access to and embracing differences in backgrounds, perspectives, knowledge and skills, brings to its campuses, a consciousness that supports innovation and the highest quality of thinking.

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